“Jody Stahancyk is an Inspiration”

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June 28, 2011

Jody Stahancyk is an Inspiration”

In a recent letter to the editor of the Central Oregonian, Mercedes Rhoden-Feely writes about how Jody Stahancyk has inspired her.

“At the Crook County High School graduation, Jody Stahancyk addressed the ‘grit’ unique to the Crook County community. Being from Prineville I appreciate Jody’s message, but more importantly I appreciate her actions to support those of us who hail from Crook County. For example, Jody has recently given me a great opportunity to work as an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent and Hook, because I am from Crook County. Every member of our community should strive to promote Crook County as Jody does.”

Jody Stahancyk is an Inspiration”


Jody Stahancyk has earned her reputation as a strong woman with a generous heart, a formidable opponent in the courtroom, and a pillar of her community. She began her legal practice in 1973 as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney, where she successfully prosecuted for six years. In 1979 she was appointed as the pro tem judge for the Multnomah County Juvenile Court, where she sat until 1982. After this appointment, she spent a year as an Assistant Oregon Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. From 1983 until she began private practice in 1986, Jody was a full-time mother and wife. In 1986, Jody founded this firm and has continued making innovative and creative advances in the area of divorce and family law to this day. She prides herself on creative solutions to difficult problems in every area of her work. Stahancyk, Kent & Hook has grown from one office in Portland to include offices in Bend, Prineville and Astoria, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. SK&H is one of the leading divorce, family law, and estate planning firms in the Northwest.